Citizen Generation Pledges $10k to Austin Pets Alive!

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Austin Pets Alive! has a name that perfectly describes it’s modus operandi. They strive to keep Austin animal shelters under the “no kill” policy. Unfortunately, this is a costly thing to do. With the massive number of pets without homes, keeping animal shelters no-kill is a difficult task.

Which brings us to Citizen Generation, who recently pledged $10,000 in matching funds to local organizations Austin Pets Alive! and A Legacy of Giving. With this generous donation, a whole lot of animals will be able to stay at their respective shelters and have a shot at being adopted into a loving family. They have saved more than 25,000 animals from euthanasia since 2008. If that’s not good news, we don’t know what is.

If you’re unfamiliar with any or all of these names, we’ll fill you in. Citizen Generation is a local non-profit that specializes in a large number of philanthropic endeavors in the Austin area. From combating homelessness to environmentally conscious efforts during SXSW, Austin is lucky to have Citizen Generation in its roster of altruistic organizations.

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Citizen Generation’s second beneficiary, A Legacy of Giving, is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering children through philanthropy education and youth philanthropy programs to become more engaged in improving their communities. A Legacy of Giving will kick off the $10,000 match opportunity later in the year with the national day of giving, Giving Tuesday. Beginning on Tuesday, December 2, people will have the opportunity to double their support of philanthropy education in K-12 Austin area schools.

To make a donation to Austin Pets Alive!, visit austinpetsalive.org/donate.

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at Emo’s 10/30

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No matter how you put it, Julian Casablancas’ new musical endeavor is another stroke of genius. The story begins when Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes, ventured off into his first side project with his solo album Phrazes for the Young in 2009 and the creation of his label, Cult Records. He toured all over with the world with his backing band, The Sick Six, before jumping back into The Strokes. They picked up right where they left off, headlining at ACL Fest in 2009 and releasing the album Angel in 2011.

Flash forward to 2013 when Julian Casablancas + The Voidz was formed with a cast of characters from The Sick Six and other talent. The band recently released their first studio album, Tyranny, which Rolling Stone called “the sound of a man shedding his skin. Not pretty, but more compelling for it.”

Casablancas’ first album was apparently inspired by Oscar Wilde’s Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young, and there’s no shortage of lyrical wordplay found on Tyranny. In his own wild way, Casablancas adds commentary into the first single “Human Sadness”, writing “beyond all ideas of right and wrong there is a field, I will be meeting you there.”

Listen closely to the second single, “Where No Eagles Fly”and take Casablancas’ advice: “The rhythm is for you but the song is for me. The meaning might be secret, but the melody is free.”

Fill the voids in your life with these melodies on Thursday, October 20 at Emo’s! Opening the show is the Brooklyn-based Team Spirit. Bursting with soul power, Team Spirit’s music is a cocktail of Motown basslines, Thin Lizzy-esque duelling guitars, 90’s sing-along hooks, glam beats and Chuck Berry feet. If that doesn’t catch your interest as much as Julian Casablancas’ new music, we don’t know what will.

Get details and enter to win tickets here!

Anberlin w/ DayShell | Emo’s

Listen, we know you love rock and roll as much as we do and this might be your last chance to see a rad band. Let’s get right to the point: Anberlin’s Final World Tour comes to Emo’s 10/23 and we don’t want you to miss what might be their last Austin show.

Songs like “The Feel Good Drag,” “Godspeed” and “A Day Late” will always be memorable hits for Anberlin, but what sticks out to us is the band’s evolution over the past 12 years. Each album released has a similar tone, but certain distinctions through their progression makes one think the group has perfected emo-pop-punk-rock, if that is even its own thing. Whatever the sound, and however you classify it, Anberlin do it well.

They’re being supported by DayShell, Shayley Bourget’s band that will guarantee to get the party started. Bourget is mainly known as lead singer for the metalcore band Of Mice & Men, but all in all it seemed like the style wasn’t his thing. Instead of constant breakdowns, DayShell’s music is complemented by Bourget’s signature voice. The debut self-titled album is a lot of fun, and we’re pretty pumped to see where DayShell goes next.

Tickets are still available for the Anberlin/DayShell show at Emo’s 10/23, but don’t wait until it’s too late! Snag yours over at Do512, and be sure to enter to win a free pair on that same page.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is Coming to Austin

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You heard it right. Next week, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be broadcasting from Austin to cover the upcoming midterm elections with “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess.” Guests will include Texas State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis who will be promoting her book, “Forgetting to be Afraid”, Congressman Joaquin Castro and a performance by Austin natives Spoon.

The tapings will take place at the ZACH Theatre and will air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30. Official tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart are currently booked for shows in both New York and Austin, but you can check thedailyshow.cc.com to see if more tickets become available.

Also on Sunday, October 26, The North Door will also host “An Evening with ‘The Daily Show“, featuring stand-up performances from writer Travon Free, field producer Jena Friedman, writer Matt Koff, executive producer Adam Lowitt and writer Dan McCoy.

There will also be a live taping of “The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart” which will include a panel discussion with several correspondents about their experiences covering elections. Tickets are sold out, but the episode will be available to stream online and to download via iTunes on Wednesday, October 29.

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“Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will feature news and analysis on heated races across the country from host Jon Stewart as well as reports and field pieces delving into the rich mine that is Texas politics from “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” including Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Jordan Klepper, Jessica Williams, Al Madrigal and Aasif Mandvi.

The series has previously traveled to Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Tampa, Charlotte, Columbus and Washington, D.C. The series is a two-time Peabody Award recipient for its coverage of the now-infamous 2000 election and the 2004 election. For more coverage, follow The Daily Show on Twitter and Facebook.

Do512 Restaurant Of The Week: Vince Young Steakhouse

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Vince Young staked his claim in University of Texas lore with his epic 2005-06 campaign, leading the Longhorns to a national championship and a runner up in the Heisman trophy. Now he is involved with one of the best steakhouses Austin has to offer. Vince Young Steakhouse, owned by husband-and-wife partners Phillip Brown and Laura McIngvale-Brown with their close friend Young serving as the restaurant’s naming partner, brings a unique steakhouse experience that Austin has been searching for. With a focus on a vibrant atmosphere and a dynamic locally-sourced menu, it’s no surprise that the Steakhouse has become a fixture on the Austin steakhouse scene.  Do512 was more than excited to make Vince Young Steakhouse this week’s Restaurant of the Week!

Despite the name, this is not a sports bar. This is very much a fine-dining local steakhouse, and a creative one at that.  With plenty of steakhouses in Austin, their chic atmosphere and seasonal menu was a way to set them apart.  They’ve created a different dining experience than what you would find at a national steakhouse chain. Phil and his wife have been involved with the restaurant since day 1 and have seen it grow and evolve in the almost 4 years the restaurant has been downtown. Born and raised in Austin, and having trained at Le Cordon Bleu in town and worked at Vino Vino previously, Phil wants to see it become a staple of the Austin dining scene for years to come. When talking with us, he was very humble, never failing to give credit to his hard working kitchen staff and preaching the successful collective brainstorming in the kitchen that goes into putting their menus together.

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The collaboration allows the restaurant to shift their menu seasonally. As Phil put it “seasonal food tastes best” and with all the great local produce and meat in the Central Texas area, it’s hard to disagree with him. Their goal is to give the same dining experience to the non-steak eaters, as the people coming to try the steak. The menu is very accommodating as a result, with an abundant offering when it comes to composed entrees, for both people who aren’t meat eaters and for those at the Steakhouse for a juicy steak.

Do512 was invited downtown to the lovely Vince Young Steakhouse to check out how Phil is shaking up the Austin steakhouse scene. We noticed right off the bat that there was a good buzz in the restaurant, a bustle of energy, humming the sweet soul music of Al Green. The chic environment, designed by one of Architectural Digest’s top 50 designers in the world, made for an exciting dinner.

                                                                                         

You can probably count on one hand, the steakhouses around town that open the meal with an amuse bouche. VYSH offered a refreshing watermelon agua fresca palate cleanser to get the meal rolling. A great beginning.

From there, the dishes started to roll out from the kitchen. To start, there was the butter poached Lobster roll on house made brioche made by pastry chef Jill Schweder (we would come to sing her praises multiple times over the course of the meal, everything she makes from the pastries and bread, the compound butters, to the ice cream are made in house). This bun was so buttery and was the perfect complement to the creamy lobster salad made with tarragon aioli.

We moved to the quail course next, a deep fried rendition was served on a crispy tarragon funnel cake. The quail coming from Lockhart, this was the ultimate Texas version of chicken and waffles.

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The soup and salad course gets flipped on its head with the ‘Grilled Caesar Salad’, charred romaine lettuce, house made croutons and parmesan crisps, and the ethereal ‘Short Rib Chili’. The chili is fantastic – we loved it. Rich short ribs in a deep stew made from dried chilies and tomatoes, served alongside some of the best cornbread we’ve ever had and brown sugar honey butter, this dish is perfect for those cooler Austin days as winter slowly creeps in.

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On to the meat, the staple of this restaurant.

According to Phil, this is the only locally operated prime steakhouse in Austin. They use Midwest grass-fed cattle, USDA prime from Chicago that is aged up to 4 weeks, some 34-40 days and grilled. The menu offers cuts ranging from filet to strip to a behemoth Tomahawk Ribeye. We went with the ‘Perfect Ten’, a Texas Akaushi Ribeye. Similar to Wagyu beef, this grass-fed meat that comes from Yoakum, TX, is a hybrid created from Japanese Kobe beef cows that were brought to the states in the late 1990’s. Phillip “is a born ribeye guy”, and had to showcase his best ribeye to Do512. The ‘Perfect Ten’ was one hell of a steak; great marbling, heavily seasoned, and a great char.

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Not to be overshadowed, the bone in pork chop brought down the house. Brown sugar and chili rubbed pork chop served with caramelized onions and brandied apples, was so unbelievably juicy, a nice alternative to the rich steaks.

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For sides we went with steakhouse classics creamed spinach, sautéed corn, and the bacon mac and cheese using house smoked bacon. The perfect accompaniments for our entrees.

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Somehow, some way, we made room for dessert.  The Cheesecake made with mascarpone, goat and cream cheeses was tangy, and still managed to be light, a great fall desert served next to crispy streusel and apples. What a meal!

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The heart and soul of Vince Young Steakhouse is that they really are a fine-dining steakhouse; but their beautiful bar and lounge is a great place to relax. They didn’t ever want to be a sports bar, by any means, but have this great set up where you can come in to watch a game, or a couple can have a quieter night away from the tables in the bar. Or stop in when Formula-1 is in town next week instead of making the long trip to Circuit of the Americas. With 10 items for $10 on their daily happy hour from 5-7pm along with $3 off all wine, $2 off cocktails, and $1 off beers, they offer a pretty enticing happy hour experience.

With the fall and winter menu coming, expect to see more comforting dishes and heartier entrees. Phil loves braising, low and slow cooking, and this is evident in his braised short rib chili. We can’t wait to head back to the bar for their happy hour to wind down on a cold weekday night, and warm up with a bowl of that amazing chili. See you there.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter @vysteakhouse or on Facebook. Be sure to enter to win a 25$ gift card to Vince Young Steakhouse on Do512 for a chance to taste how Phil is shaking up the monotonous Austin steakhouse scene.

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– Contributed by Drew Nordstrom –

The First Round of Bands Announced for SXSW 2015

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Who’s ready to start talking about SXSW 2015? The festival may be six months away, taking place March 13 - 22, but we’ve already got a preliminary round of artist announcements to digest. Today, more than 170 artists from all over the world were announced for the music portion, taking place March 17 through 22.

Among the notable names are Thee Oh Sees, Natural Child, Moon Duo, The Octopus Project, Ben Kweller, Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, Warm Soda, Black Milk, The Dodos, Sleep ∞ Over, Ume, Deers, The Stone Foxes, Jonathan Toubin, Bishop Nehru, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Sad, The Big Pink, Mew, Courtney Barnett, Angus & Julia Stone, Civil Twilight and more. You can listen to an hour-long preview below.

This is, of course, just a drop in the bucket of more than 1,000 acts that will perform in Austin during SXSW 2015. See the full list below, and find more info on SXSW.com. If you plan on attending SXSW Interactive (March 13–17), Film (March 13–21), or Music (March 17–22), this Friday, October 24 is the next registration deadline.

2015 SXSW Music Festival Artist Announcement – Round One

Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)
Agosto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Alvvays (Toronto CANADA)
Angus & Julia Stone (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Babes (New Orleans LA)
Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)
Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)
Ball Park Music (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Barberettes (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Courtney Barnett (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)
Be Forest (Pesaro ITALY)
Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Bishop Nehru (New York NY)
Blacklist Royals (Nashville TN)
Black Milk (Detroit MI)
Black Taxi (New York NY)
Bloods (Newtown AUSTRALIA)
Bogan Via (Los Angeles CA)
Bomba Estéreo (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Bonaparte (Berlin GERMANY)
The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX)
Brolin (Yorkshire UK-ENGLAND)
Butcher Brown (Richmond VA)
Buenaparte (Lecheria VENEZUELA)
The California Honeydrops (Oakland CA)
Ben Caplan (Halifax CANADA)
Carl Barat and The Jackals (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
Charlotte OC (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)
Cheerleader (Philadelphia MN)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
The Church (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (Phoenix AZ)
Coasts (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Crew54 (Killeen TX)
Dark Time Sunshine (Seattle WA)
Deers (Madrid SPAIN)
Dena (Berlin GERMANY)
Diwan Saz (Yodefat ISRAEL)
The Dodos (San Francisco CA)
Cettina Donato & Serena Brancale Group (Messina ITALY)
Dream Police (Brooklyn NY)
Dry the River (London UK-ENGLAND)
East Cameron Folkcore (Austin TX)
Eastern Sidekick (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
EE (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (Los Angeles CA)
El Freaky (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Fatherson (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
GoldLink (Washington DC)
The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Jenn Grant (Halifax CANADA)
Haioka (Tokyo JAPAN)
Happyness (London UK-ENGLAND)
Haroon (Islamabad PAKISTAN)
Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)
Mekaal Hasan Band (Lahore PAKISTAN)
Heat (Montreal CANADA)
Heaters (Grand Rapids MI)
Hey Marseilles (Seattle WA)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Brooklyn NY)
Ibeyi (Paris FRANCE)
The Inspector Cluzo (Mont de Marsan FRANCE)
Institute (Austin TX)
Jared & The Mill (Tempe AZ)
Jitterbug Vipers (Austin TX)
Alexz Johnson (New York NY)
JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)
Dustin Kensrue (Orange County CA)
Khumariyaan (Peshawar PAKISTAN)
Hanne Kolstø (Oslo NORWAY)
Krypol Haze (Austin TX)
Ben Kweller (Austin TX)
Kydd (Austin TX)
La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Last Bison (Chesapeake VA)
Howie Lee (Beijing CHINA)
The Lonely Wild (Los Angeles CA)
Lost Midas (Los Angeles CA)
Demi Louise (Boronia AUSTRALIA)
Love Inks (Austin TX)
Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)
Low Roar (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Luluc (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Lust for Youth (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Lydia (Phoenix AZ)
Mai Dhai (Thar Parker PAKISTAN)
Marching Church (Copenhagen DENMARK)
MC Lars (Oakland CA)
Mew (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Mini Mansions (Los Angeles CA)
Miss Chain & The Broken Heels (Thiene ITALY)
Modestep (London UK-ENGLAND)
Moon Duo (Portland OR)
Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (San Francisco CA)
mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
Nakia (Austin TX)
Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders (Los Angeles CA)
Natural Child (Nashville TN)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Noveller (Austin TX)
Ocellot (Barcelona SPAIN)
The Octopus Project (Austin TX)
Panda Elliot (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)
Pharmakon (New York NY)
Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Poor Rich Boy (Lahore PAKISTAN)
The Pop Group (London UK-ENGLAND)
Publicist UK (Longmont CO)
Quantic (New York NY)
Que (Atlanta GA)
Rangleklods (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Roddy (New Orleans LA)
Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)
Sain Tanveer Brothers (Sialkot PAKISTAN)
Sertified (Austin TX)
Seven Davis Jr (Los Angeles CA)
Sexores (Barcelona SPAIN)
Silk Rodeo (Austin TX)
Charanjit Singh (Bombay INDIA)
Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sleep ∞ Over (Austin TX)
Luisa Sobral (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Songhoy Blues (Bamako MALI)
Sorne (Austin TX)
The Sour Notes (Austin TX)
SSLEEPERHOLD (Los Angeles CA)
The Stone Foxes (San Francisco CA)
Suboi (Saigon VIETNAM)
Suicideyear (Baton Rouge LA)
숨[su:m] (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Summer Heart (Malmo SWEDEN)
Sy Ari Da Kid (Atlanta GA)
Tanya Tagaq (Brandon CANADA)
Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY)
Talkshow (Bratislava SLOVAKIA)
The Big Pink (London UK-ENGLAND)
Thee Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)
Jonathan Toubin (New York NY)
Tourmaline (Portland OR)
Transit (Calgary CANADA)
Hailey Tuck (London UK-ENGLAND)
Twerps (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Twilight Sad (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Twin Peaks (Chicago IL)
Txarango (Barcelona SPAIN)
Ume (Austin TX)
Vaadat Charigim (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Vampillia (Nihon’odori JAPAN)
Vockah Redu (New Orleans LA)
Vuurwerk (Brussels BELGIUM)
Wand (Los Angeles CA)
Jessie Ware (London UK-ENGLAND)
Warm Soda (Austin TX)
Lewis Watson (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Weekend Money (New York NY)
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts (Los Angeles CA)
Hank West & the Smokin Hots (Asheville NC)
Whitehorse (Toronto CANADA)
Jess Williamson (Austin TX)
Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)

This Saturday: The Austin Eastciders Opening Party

Cider has experienced a boom in popularity over the past couple of years, and as soon as Austin Eastciders set up shop in East Austin we knew they were on to something. Austin Eastciders uses antique cider apple varieties to create their products, producing flavors that have not been widely experienced in America since Prohibition.

You see, many cider apple orchards were destroyed during Prohibition, meaning cider has since been made with eating apples. Austin Eastciders, on the other hand, use real cider apples, traditional processes and simple recipes – adding nothing which isn’t present naturally in the fruit.

Their “Gold Top” cider is made with more than 40 different bittersweet and bittersharp varieties sourced from old English cider orchards, while the “Eastciders Original” is made with a blend of American dessert apples and European bittersweets.

Whether you’re already a fan, or still have yet to try this stuff, you will definitely want to be in attendance at the official Austin Eastciders Opening Party this Saturday.

From 6pm-9pm, Austin Eastciders will be celebrating the opening of their new urban cidery located at 979 Springdale Road. Guests will enjoy complimentary Gold Top, Eastciders Original, and special releases including an exclusive tapping of Small Batch No. 1 – a new limited-release cider made with Texas Winesap apples.

Their beer garden and vintage railroad station will also host live music from the Urban Achievers Brass Band, vinyl selections by DJ Deehuck, bites from Mickelthwait Craft Meats, and more. The party is FREE with RVSP on Do512, with tips and donations benefiting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

This is going to be a great time. To ensure entry, be sure to RSVP and arrive early! For location, directions, and more information on the Austin Eastciders Opening Party, check Do512.

Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll | Scoot Inn

October is known for awesome weather, great parties, and eating an absurd amount of candy that would give you diabetic nightmares. While looking around for great pre-Halloween shows, we stumbled upon this spooky treat. Don’t missAaron Behrens (of Ghostland Observatory) and the Midnight Stroll at the Scoot Inn this Saturday.

Ghostland Observatory is one of the best funky dance bands Austin has ever birthed, but sometimes life needs a little more stomping. That’s where Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll comes in. Encouraged by his friend Matt Drenik (Battleme, LIONS), Behrens put together a band comprised of Austin’s finest – including members of The Black Angels, Black Joe Louis, and more – and in the spring of 2013, recorded a passel of demos with producer Erik Wofford (Bill Callahan, The Octopus Project) at Austin’s famed Cacophony Recorders.

“This whole new door just kind of opened up,” he says. “I had been thinking about how I wanted to reenter the Austin scene, I wanted to reconnect with old friends, I wanted to reestablish myself with the musician base here. And that’s kind of what happened.”

Nashville psychedelic sons Ranch Ghost will open, along with performances from Slomo Drags and Nic Armstrong & the Thieves. This is gonna be a big one, and we want to give YOU the hookup. Head to Do512 to enter to win a free pair of tickets and find everything else you need to know.

TXRD: Putas Del Fuego vs. Rhinestone Cowgirls

There are a lot of weird people in this town (cough cough… Romeo Rose), but the truly bazaar folks are the ones who haven’t been to a TXRD bout. Want your first time to be free with these lovely ladies? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the TXRD Calvello Cup, where the Putas Del Fuego will battle Rhinestone Cowgirls at Palmer Events Center this Saturday, October 25.

Pick your poison for this matchup, because both teams have had amazing seasons. Rhinestone Cowgirls are currently at the top of the league with 3 wins and 1 loss, and the Putas Del Fuego are barely behind with a record of 2-2. It’s games (and pillow fights) like these that can make or break a team.

We don’t want to specifically call out newcomers for this event, but we know newbies will love all the action of TXRD. Roller Derby is a fierce sport where some of the most athletic women in town skate around a rink and kick the crap out of each other. The events are a ton of fun and the tickets are usually pretty inexpensive. Plus, if you can’t leave the kids at home, take them! Little ones 12 and under get in for free.

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss Putas Del Fuego vs. Rhinestone Cowgirls at the Palmer Events Center on 10/25. Head on over to Do512 to learn more and don’t forget to enter to win those FREE tickets!

Wanderlust Festival: A Yoga Block Party in Austin

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Wanderlust Festival is back for it’s second year in Austin! This full-blown earthy celebration brings everyone together to embark on a four-day adventure full of yoga classes, live music, adventure races, city bike tours, and so much more!

Austin’s Wanderlust Festival 2014 starts on November 6th and runs through Sunday, November 9th. There are a wide variety of experiences to enjoy, from yoga classes on paddle boards to yoga classes on a floating studio, acroyoga demonstrations, guided runs on the Barton Creek Greenbelt, hooping classes, black light disco yoga, and live music throughout the day.

Come practice and party with fellow yogis in the heart of downtown Austin. The majority of the festival will take place at Wanderlust Yoga Austin and Brazos Hall, at the corner of 4th & Brazos. Workshops and meditations will be led by well known yoga teachers, while Happy Happy James, LouLou Ghelichkhani of Thievery Corporation and DJ Raz Rashid provide an invigorating soundtrack.

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Sound like your kind of party? Make sure to purchase your tickets and register for events ASAP, as activities can and will reach capacity. Be sure to visit Do512.com for more information and to enter to win a Pilgrim Pass to the festival!